To-Go Competition replaces Brooklyn’s Smorgasburg for 2020
BROOKLYN, NY – The coronavirus crisis may spell a summer when thousands of foodies don’t flock to Smorgasburg every weekend, but the popular food festival hasn’t been canceled entirely.
Smorgasburg – which usually brings crowds to East River State Park and Prospect Park for outdoor food markets – launched on Monday with a new format that complies with the rules of social distancing.
The rescheduled food festival called “Smorg To Go” is open seven days a week in Williamsburg for take-away only. The organizers say that more to-go spots will follow soon.
The 2020 format includes 10 vendors that switch between 11:30 am and 8:00 pm each week at a location on 51 North 6th St., across from Smorgasburg’s usual location in Marsha P. Johnson State Park.
Guests are encouraged to bring their food to the park and enjoy it while social distancing themselves.
“Our markets have always been about sharing, bringing people together and connecting in a free and open public space. We are confident that this strong spirit will persist, and we hope this attempt will provide a little piece of it if we all need him, badly, “said the organizers.
Guests are asked to use Smarter Takeout to order their food. You should wear a mask and follow social distancing guidelines when you pick it up.
The organizers also ask for ideas for new to-go spots. If you have a suggestion, send an email here.